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  1. 9 minutes ago, Mighty Favog said:

    I have a McIntosh DVD player (MVP871). When I walk across the carpeted floor to turn on a table lamp, the DVD player's remote control's back light turns on when the static electricity jumps between my hand and the lamp switch. This also happens if the remote is in my hand and I turn on a wall switch near by.


    Now, is the static jump causing a signal to be transmitted through the electric lines to the DVD player or is there an electric of field causing the back light to come on?



    I know that sounds totally crazy, but the electric charge can also be caused by synthetic clothing. Polyester or acrylic parts are very susceptible. If the carpet has a high proportion of these substances, it can also be related to it. But please don't laugh at me now. If I ever had a blanket around my body that was mainly made of these materials, I was always wiped when I touched the SACDP / DAC or the amp and it flashed on the device.

  2. 41 minutes ago, CECAA850 said:

    My wife's' family is from Kassel.  it's a beautiful country.


    42 minutes ago, CECAA850 said:

    My wife's' family is from Kassel.  it's a beautiful country.

    Regards to your family with pictures from their hometown.....





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  3. 12 minutes ago, babadono said:

    Well they certainly were trying.

    Not just trying. Without America's help after the war, Germany would not be what it is today.

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  4. 16 minutes ago, oldtimer said:

    Hopefully you'll do the same for us.

    I think that German politics should do more for the Trans Altlantic relations and also do more for peace in the world.

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  5. 6 minutes ago, babadono said:

    And only 75 short years ago:


    It was certainly not a good time in history, but thank God you took everything into your own hands and turned the tide of history.

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  6. 1 hour ago, Woofers and Tweeters said:

    Looks like it.



    They rubbed a lot of money on it, but had a large crowd. 

    I saw Rammstein live myself last year in Germany. The show is breathtaking, the sound perfect and yes you can argue about the music that Rammstein makes. But some songs are really great




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  7. Do you still know this soul funk band? With Lionel Richie as front man, Motown at its finest. With the wonderful songs "Easy", "Three times a Lady", "Still" "Brick House".

    Then I noticed a long-forgotten disc. MADHOUSE I don't know how I could forget this lady......:rolleyes:

    Is a production of the label Paisley Park, the label of the unforgettable superstar "PRINCE". A tragedy .......

    And I was in a good mood and George Benson played on interpretations of Chuck Berry and Fats Domino with the album "Walking to New Orleans". It is a new release from 2019. Wonderful ...





    George Walkingkleiner.jpg

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  8. Guten Morgen JohnJ !


    It is winter in Germany, it was snowing last night, but now the cold sun is shining again. Time for some electronic music with "Kraftwerk" the fathers of electro pop and the Swiss band "Yello" with the fantastic voice of Mr. Dieter Meyer and the god of electronic sounds Mr. Boris Blank.



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  9. 9 hours ago, Full Range said:


    My Garrard TT is from 1965 serial # 12058 - and I am the second owner from early 1970 

    Service and rebuild new plinths or modifications myself 

    I also prefer MM or MI carts because they reproduce the sound I prefer from my preferred music genre- that being progressive rock 



    I also find the combination of moving iron with a phono tube preamplifier particularly attractive. The musical emotions are more sensitive than with a transistor phono . I can also play MC via the transistor Phono, of course there are really great MC Cardridges, but I think the prices for them in Germany are sometimes outrageously high.

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  10. 10 hours ago, MechEngVic said:

    Yes I remember, thank you for that. You're not the first to want to tame a Klipsch horn. I've done similar mods to every Klipsch I've owned, and to those of friends. I recently replaced the original driver of the horn in my KLF-10's with a FaitalPro driver that is 107dB's loud. I really had to do some taming to the crossover, but it sounds amazing. A real improvement. The real trick to taming a Klipsch horn is to make sure you keep the 2000Hz "hump" in the frequency response curve. That's what give Klipsch horns their signature sound. 

    Ultimately, I opted for a voltage divider in front of the horn. (change on the crossover) There is a 3.9 ohm resistor in series in front of the driver anyway. I took several measurements. The goal was to make the MHT driver linearly quieter. With a 10 ohm resistor in parallel in front of the horn, the level became 4db quieter. That was the upper limit and the brilliance was lost. So I groped my way. 22 ohms was still too bright. With 15 ohms it was perfect.I can drive levels up to 106 dB in my music room, because the 2 KHz dominance of the horn was annoying. Of course, the quality and sound properties of the caps, resistors, coils, etc. used also play a very important role in a crossover modification. Iám happy than never before now :wub:

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  11. cheers to everybody here, I have some days vacations and it´s 10.45 pm in germany, listening to 10 CC first Album from 1975 . Their first hit single " I am not in love " is recorded on the album " the original soundtrack " as well. On the Phonogram Germany Label. Amazing acustical quality at these times.



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  12. 42 minutes ago, MechEngVic said:

    The good thing is, you still have the original crossovers and your new crossovers look like they have enough room in them to make adjustments. 

    You have to know that I had the coil inductance measured by an electrical engineer. He said it all fits. In addition, my crossover does not match the mirrored image with the parameters of the original crossover. It is modified. The dynamics of the horn were dampened linearly by 2.5 dB. The presence spectrum, especially at high volume, was too dominant and obscured the  basic acustic tones and voices, especially in the depth of the stage representation. I have only been using the external crossover for 10 days and am only listening to the new acoustic performance. The first measurement diagram shown above shows the frequency response and the freedom from distortion of the entire sound spectrum. Of course, I do not rule out any later changes, but at the moment I am just amazed at how the RF7 MK II plays.


    Best regards MicroMara

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  13. 3 hours ago, JohnJ said:

    More cool and unique turntable images. Ones with the separate motor always have a neat design. @MicroMara your whole stereo is a one of a kind rig!  clapping.gif

    @billybob it will be good to have you spinning more in here again.

    My TT is made by the legendary japanese Factory " Micro Seiki "  and is about 38 years old. I own it since 1982.  Every two years I do services on it, like change of the oils for the disc drive ,oil for the tonearm lift, or tonearm adjustments. Depends on the cardridges that I use. Using Moving Iron only, like Grado´s , Soundsmith, Nagaoka´s or Osawa .

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